We love the revolution brought forth by ebooks. It is a great way to access and store books. But as many of you have learned, satisfying a voracious appetite for books can be very costly. So how does one take advantage of library services in this new digital age? By accessing our free online digital libraries.
This page is here to help you get started!
We have two main ebook collections. Both can be accessed through EasiCat.
While all these titles also show up in EasiCat, the best way to use and access these ebooks (and audiobooks) is through the website itself at Wisconsin’s Digital Library – OverDrive. The manner that you chose to access these ebooks is wide open with access provided to most ebook readers, ebook apps or through your computer (soon you will be able to access these titles right through your browser), but for most of us we will be using a dedicated ebook reader or an ebook app. List of Compatible Devices. We suggest the purchase of a ebook reader compatible with Wisconsin’s Digital Library.
Whether you have a Kindle, Nook, Sony or other ebook reader, or whether you have installed the Wisconsin’s Digital Library – OverDrive app, not all titles are made available in a easy manner by the publishers. We support and encourage publishers to make their titles available as a direct download, but some publishers are uncomfortable with this and so the process of getting the book to your device is more complicated or even impossible. We can try to help you in these situations and you can also help support easier access by letting the publishers know how you feel. Let them know at: Ebook for Libraries.
Want to check something popular out right away? Follow these easy steps. Visit the Wisconsin’s Digital Library – OverDrive website and click on View Currently Available, then change the Sort By drop down menu to Most Popular. This will list all the available ebooks by the most popular first. Good Luck!
The first collection covers ebooks that we make accessible through EasiCat that use a variety of services. These ebooks are viewable in all modern browsers and the link in EasiCat will take you right to the book. This collection covers non-fiction computer, medical, help guides, reference materials and local history digital books. These titles are made available through NetLibrary, Credo Reference and the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections. The easiest way to find these items is while performing a regular search in EasiCat. All the items will show up in EasiCat.